Action Alert: Remind lawmakers to include equal access to autism treatments in special session

 

There’s still an opportunity to help ensure equal access to autism treatments in Minnesota! Governor Dayton, Senator Bakk and Speaker Daudt continue to negotiate the terms of a potential special session, and the autism provisions could be included. Some lawmakers have publicly stated they hope to include the autism provisions in a special session. Lawmakers need to hear from self advocates and families and friends of children with autism so they know how important this issue is.  Please contact the lawmakers below today; thank them for including the autism provisions in a special session and remind them how important equal access to autism treatments is for Minnesota children.

Dear [INSERT LAWMAKER NAME],

As you consider the items to be included in a special session, I thank you for your leadership in ensuring that the no-cost autism provisions that passed the Senate are included so that Minnesota children with autism can have equal access to the medically necessary treatments they need and deserve. Please champion these provisions. Minnesota children and families are counting on you!

[INSERT YOUR PERSONAL STORY, IF POSSIBLE]

Thank you,
[NAME]

Lawmakers can be reached by phone and email at:

Governor Mark Dayton
651-201-3400
http://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/form/

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk
651-296-8881
http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/members/member_emailform.php?mem_id=1003&ls=89

Senate Minority Leader David Hann
651-296-1749
sen.david.hann@senate.mn

Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt
651-296-5364
http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sendmail/mailtomember.aspx?id=15345

House Minority Leader Paul Thissen
651-296-5375
http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sendmail/mailtomember.aspx?id=10791

Share this alert with friends, family and your social networks and ask everyone to contact these lawmakers as well. If you receive a response from one of the lawmakers, please let Autism Minnesota know by emailing us at: autismminnesota@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please contact Autism Minnesota at autismminnesota@gmail.com. Thank you for your help in this important effort to ensure equal access to autism treatments in Minnesota!

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Autism Minnesota is a network of parents, family and friends of the autism community. As Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) treatments are still not broadly accessible, we advocate for greater access to treatment, medical insurance reform, and other support systems for individuals and families coping with the unique challenges of autism. We work to increase access to treatment and care to improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD through medical insurance reform, and community and educational support. We believe that working together, we can achieve greater understanding, improved outcomes and opportunities, and support for individuals and families of the autism community.

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